TUITION RATES (2018-2019)
Full tuition includes 40 lessons per calendar year or 20 lessons per semester. The first semester runs from August to December and the second semester runs from January through June. Tuition is based on semester payment plan broken into monthly payments, is non-refundable, and does not include registration or material fees. The registration deadline to receive the full forty lessons for the 2018-2019 school year, is September 8th, 2018. Students who enroll after the September 8th are subject to a tuition consisting of less than forty lessons and based on the following schedule:
**** NUMBER OF LESSONS INCLUDED IN 2018-2019 TUITION FOR REGISTRATION SUBMITTED AFTER SEPTEMBER 8th ****
36 Lessons - Must submit registration no later than OCTOBER 3rd
32 Lessons - Must submit registration no later than NOVEMBER 6th
28 Lessons - Must submit registration no later than DECEMBER 4th
24 Lessons - Must submit registration no later than JANUARY 8th
20 Lessons - Must submit registration no later than FEBRUARY 5th
16 Lessons - Must submit registration no later than MARCH 5th**
Bayou City School of Music accepts students throughout the year. The final day to enroll in a tuition based lessons program for the 2018-2019 school year with Bayou City School of Music is March 5th, 2019.
**Customers who enroll after March 5th of 2019 are not subject to the same contractual obligations as those who enroll prior to March 10th. While still required to pay a registration fee and a single materials fee, students who enroll after this date are only contractually obligated to pay for four lessons a month through June of 2019. Students enrolled in this period may discontinue lessons at any point but subject to the same policies regarding lessons and lesson termination. Students who enroll during this time and desire to continue lessons after July 1st, 2019 must submit a new registration form for the 2018-2019 school year before prior to September 1st, 2019.
Open enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year begins August 1, 2018.
LESSON OPTIONS OFFERED
1/2 Hour Private Lesson - $120/billed monthly
**Four, half-hour lessons per month**
Hour Private Lesson - $240/billed monthly
**Four, one hour lessons per month**
PLEASE NOTE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN BRAZOSPORT ISD OR SPRING BRANCH ISD SCHOOLS RECEIVE A DISCOUNTED HOURLY RATE APPLIED AT THE TIME OF PAYMENT PROCESSING.
REGISTRATION AND MATERIAL FEES
A registration fee of $30 is required with the first month's payment.
A materials fee of $20 is required once each semester for students enrolled in private lessons to cover the cost of sheet music and all other necessary lesson materials during a semester. Material fees are assessed with December and June tuition payments.**
**Students who terminate lessons prior to December or June tuition drafts and who have been enrolled in lessons for at least three months in a respective semester are still accessed the semester's materials' fee with their final tuition payment following written notification of intent to terminate future lessons and lesson payments thirty days prior to the next tuition draft date. See Lesson Termination Policy for exact cancellation procedures.
Tuition payment is set up by a recurring ACH or debit/credit card processing on the 12th of each month. In the event that a payment processing date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the payment will be processed on the following Monday. The customer must provide payment information at the time of lesson registration. In the event that a check is returned, there is a $25 returned check fee. Any declined card payment will be assessed a fee of $15. Receipts for lesson payments are provided upon the request of the individual and must be submitted by email.
Regarding the schedule of automatic payments, please note that upon submitting registration the student is contractually agreeing to a tuition (not including registration and materials fees) that includes a specific number of lessons, depending upon on the date Bayou City School of Music receives the lesson registration. Please refer to the table above for the specific number of lessons included in the tuition based on a given month's registration deadline.
The final tuition payment for students enrolled in the 2018-2019 year prior to March 5th will be drafted on June 12th, 2019. Please refer to the section Lesson Termination Policy, for further details about how to cancel recurring payments and discontinue lessons.
A $10 credit will be applied to the referrers account for every individual paid student enrollment. The credit will be applied on the billing cycle following the month of the paid referee enrollment. There is no limit to the number of Refer-a-Student credits a referrer can receive.
LESSON CANCELATION POLICY
In the event a student must cancel a scheduled lesson and in order to be eligible for a make-up lesson, the studio must be notified either by email at email@example.com, or by phone/text at (979) 373-1009, twenty-four hours before the scheduled lesson date and time.
Lessons cancelled with less than twenty-four hours notice will be deemed as a NO-SHOW and are not eligible to be made-up at a later date.
In the case of illness, notice must be provided no later than 8:00am the day of a scheduled lesson time.
Students eligible for a make-up lesson may attend or schedule an alternative lesson time per the following criteria:
Students are only allowed two make-up lessons per semester.
There are no tuition refunds for missed or cancelled lessons. Cancelled or missed lessons can be or rescheduled or made-up as long as they are not deemed a NO SHOW as outlined in the lesson cancellation policy.
If a rescheduled lesson is missed or cancelled it cannot be rescheduled for any reason and the lesson will count towards to the two make-up lesson per semester limit.
Lessons cancelled by an instructor are automatically eligible for a make-up time and never count towards the two make-up lesson limit per semester. The two make-up lesson limit per semester is only applicable when the lesson is canceled by the student. In the event that an instructor cancels a lesson, the instructor will inform the student or the person responsible for the student's account that the lesson is eligible to be made up and rescheduled, however, the burden of providing options for times and days to schedule the said make-up lesson is on the student or person responsible for the student's account.
It is the student or person responsible for the student's account to correspond, request, and coordinate the scheduling of all make-up lessons with the instructor, regardless of whether or not the lesson was cancelled by the student or the instructor.
The instructor cannot and will not make contact with the student about the rescheduling of any cancelled lessons.
The instructor will make themselves available for an eligible make-up lesson provided the student makes the effort to provide options for times and days to make up the lesson.
If a student fails to correspond with the instructor about the re-scheduling of an eligible make-up lesson before the end of the semester the lesson was to have originally been administered, the student understands that the lesson is no longer eligible to be made-up or rescheduled.
Make- up lesson times are offered two Saturdays per semester.
From time-to-time, we may need to modify - temporarily or permanently - a student’s regular lesson time/date. If this becomes necessary, a mutually agreeable alternative lesson time/date will be found. Bayou City School of Music reserves the right to modify, change, or alter all students’ schedule if necessary.
All students shall be available to start their lessons at the designated date and time. Students arriving late will have their lesson shorted to allow the next lesson to begin on time. There are no refunds or credits for students arriving late.
REFUSAL OF SERVICE
Bayou City School of Music reserves the right to refuse service to any students. Bayou City School of Music reserves the right to teach all students based on its methods, procedures and policies.
Customers/students agrees to waive any claim or claims of liability against Bayou City School of Music for any injury whatsoever, either out of accident, illness, or injury, while on its premises or attending activities at the Bayou City School of Music.
LESSON TERMINATION POLICY
In order to discontinue lessons and cancel recurring monthly tuition payments students must provide written notice thirty days prior to their next payment draft date. See below for exact procedures and read carefully:
Notification must be submitted in writing, via email only, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Text message notification is NOT considered written notification and any lesson termination notification sent via text message or left via phone call and voicemail will not be considered proper notification and tuition drafts will not be terminated until proper written notification is received via email. No exceptions.
Lesson termination notifications received on the studio's tuition draft date on the 12th day of the month, are not considered thirty days prior notice. In order to cancel an impending tuition draft, notification must be received before 12:00AM on the 11th to allow a full thirty days to pass. No exceptions will be made.
No refunds are given for remaining monthly tuition payments.
Recitals are a very important part of our studio as they allow students the opportunity to gain the invaluable experience of performing in public, in front of their family, friends, and strangers. BCSOM hosts one, annual recital per year occurring on the second Sunday of June. The BCSOM 2019 recital will be held June 2nd in the small chapel, at Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston.
There is a $25 recital fee per recital, per student. This assessed and debited for the monthly tuition payments for December and June. If a student cannot attend a scheduled recital the $25 recital fee will not be debited from the students account.
HOLIDAYS AND CALENDAR
Please review our current calendar for closure dates and special events. It is the customer's responsibility to know the closed and open dates for lessons and classes.
In the event of school closures due to inclement weather, please visit our website and look for emails about studio closures.
REGISTRATION & WEB SECURITY
For student registration we use a website called Studio Helper. How safe is the information I put into Studio Helper? Security is a big concern for many studios, as it should be whenever you're storing important information on the Internet. You'll be pleased to know that Studio Helper protects your information using SSL encryption, which is the same technology bank websites use to secure their data.
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THESE POLICIES WERE LAST UPDATED AUGUSt 1st OF 2018- STUDENTS ENROLLED IN 2018-2019LESSONS AT BAYOU CITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC, UPON REGISTERING AND SUBMITTING A FIRST TUITION PAYMENT, ARE SUBJECT TOTHE ABOVE POLICIES THROUGH July 2019. NO CHANGES CAN OR WILL BEMADE TO TUITION RATES OR POLICIES UNTIL AUGUST 1, 2019.